Questions tagged [inductive]

In the context of electronics, inductive refers to circuits that use magnetic fields, for things such as power or data transfer or sensing metal objects

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Zero cross control for inductive loads

Is zero cross control acceptable for small motors? I know it is bad to have voltage and current out of phase for inductive loads but wanted to know if it would not be harmful to small motors (< 500 ...
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Using Arduino to control mosfet switches for an inductive load failure

I'm trying to control four maglocks with mosfets using an Arduino uno, but the results are a bit unpredictable. When only one maglock is connected, no matter which one, it works perfectly (I.e. ...
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Relays for switching circuilation pumps

I have a board populated with Omron relays (G5Q-1A4-EU DC5) and I want to use them to switch circulation pumps (https://imp-pumps.com/pumps/ghn/). Is the previous relay appropriate to be used with ...
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What can I use to switch a 500mA 12v inductive load from 3.3v Output

I have a ESP8266 that needs to switch a water valve that draws 500mA on 12V. What can I use to switch that load? Right now I think I will use a logic level Mosfet but I am a bit lost with choosing the ...
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Why are high frequency signals not disturbed by stray fields?

I am trying to design an inductive position sensor based on a high-frequency signal. It is mentioned that using high-frequency signals gives immunity towards stray magnetic fields. Could anyone ...
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In Inductive Position Sensor the air gap between the metal target and coil changes the position value?

I am trying to design the inductive position sensor with the inductive sensor IC ZMID5201. I am trying to optimize the air gap betweeen sensor coil and metal target. As per the datasheet its ...
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ISO 7637 Supply Transient pulses - Explanation

I am trying to design an input power supply filter circuit inorder to protect from ISO 7637 pulses. I am referring this Little fuse app note There seem to be different pulses. Pulse 1, 2a, 2b and so ...
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Protective measure against powering inductive loads

From various chip manufacturer articles and other post in this site, I still have doubts on my circuit for switching inductive loads. I have two setup here that both switches an inductive but using ...
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Determining direction from an inductive joystick

I'm trying to understand and (eventually) repurpose an old inductive joystick, but I'm not sure how the micro controller determines which direction the stick was pushed in? There are 4 coils on the ...
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Snubber circuit to protect SCR/Diode

In my circuit I need to discharge a capacitor into an inductive load using SCR. In order to make the circuit oscillate there'll be a diode antiparallel with the SCR, as you can see in the picture. My ...
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Switching Inductive load with SSR on 240AC

I am working on building a kiln (approx 7.5kW) and am using a PID to control an SSR that drives a heating element I made from Kanthal wire. The problem I am having is that the heating element is a ...
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Inductive and resistive load current draw - PSU

Below schematic is a simplified version of a power supply: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab When the voltage is set to 12V and current limit is set to 100 mA and ...
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How to prevent voltage spikes when motor is turned off

I have a schematics as shown below. The power source is a benchtop power supply which supplies a constant 24V power. Motor is controlled with ESC. When running the motor and then turning it off I ...
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Inductive toroidal conductivity sensor doesn’t work with enclosure on toroidal inductor

I’m building a inductive conductivity sensor using the principle shown in this image. I built a 4khz sine wave generator and connected it with the drive coil and look at the voltage across the pickup ...
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Need help identifying two and three terminal SMD components

There are two kinds of components which I need to know about:
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fan speed regulation causes other loads flickkering

I am using traic based dimmer circuit for regulating my ceiling fan. when the fan is regulated to low speed the other loads(incandescent,tube light,LED) in the room are flickering. when i increase the ...
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Why can't we operate at high frequencies (>0.5GHz) when having a resonant inductive coupling circuit?

I am currently trying to figure out if a high frequency (GHz) resonant inductive coupling circuit would be feasible and efficient when wirelessly transferring power. Through many research papers, ...
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Do Protected Power MOSFETs need a flyback diodes?

There are protected MOSFETs under various marketing names available (e.g. omnifet, hitfet, intellifet, etc). These devices include clamping diodes and overcurrent/temperature protection. They also ...
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Transistor Limit Current

I am using a LM395T transistor for an inductive load (a motor). The voltage limit is well within the 36V threshold. But current isn't limited. The specs of the transistor say that 1.5 A is maximum. ...
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What's the role of the capacitors in this AC circuit?

I've been around electronics for a lot of time but I really didn't understand how capacitors work in an AC or DC circuits. I know capacitor has a big role in smoothing the output of bridge rectifier. ...
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Snubber capacitor Voltage rating

I am designing a switching circuit for celing fan (max 80W/230VAC). This is basically relay based switching. I planned to add snubber circuit to reduce the back emf. I got a resistor value of 100&...
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Electro-mechanical relay durability curve

For general-purpose electro-mechanical relays, it is often mentioned in datasheets the number of cycles under various categories of load (AC1, AC15, DC1, DC13 etc.). For example, the following image: ...
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measuring wireless (inductive) power supplies

I bought an electric toothbrush with a lithium-ion battery and wireless (inductive) charger. It came with one of those air/water jet flossing accessories, which also has a lithium-ion battery and a ...
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AC motor control with triac or relay

I want to remote control (WiFi/Zigbee) a water pump AC motor, 1 phase or 3 phase depending on the case, with the smallest board size possible. I have used large motor AC contactor in past, it works ...
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Inductive Proximity Sensor Proteus Simulation

Do you know how can I simulate in Proteus a similar component to the Inductive Proximity Sensor? I don't find it on the default libraries Is it recommended to simulate every single component?
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P-MOSFET failing

I am using this solution to drive a large (huge) relay on a boat. The system works well for months on end, but eventually the MOSFET (T2) dies suddenly. I have modified the schematic to include the ...
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2n7000 used for inductively coupled load modulation apparently latched

So I've got a fairly basic circuit set up for load modulation of an inductively coupled circuit: A few notes on the above: LC's were designed for 1 MHz but work better at 950 kHz, thus the chosen ...
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Protecting an IO pin from a spike

I am building a circuit which communicates with an external Power Supply via UART. One of the IO pins from my MCU is connected to an optocoupler I have 4 relays on my PCB, they are separated ...
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Fake energy saver inductive loads

I watched this video on YouTube, it covered fake energy saving devices. I have seen many of these fake devices and they all seem to use a capacitor. My question is why would they bother? The person ...
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Conditioning input power supply on PCB

I have had issues in the past with using too close of an input power supply to the max rating of my main power regulator causing failures. For example, I used a 24VDC supply with a regulator with an ...
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P-Channel MOSFET reverse polarity protection on NMOS array chip

I'm trying to achieve reverse polarity protection for the TPL7404LADR chip which is basically an updated version of the ULN2003 darling transistor array. To do this I want to use a P Channel MOSFET ...
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Inducitve Proximity Sensor - Safety Gate Latch Codes?

If I am using an inductive proximity sensors as a safety gate latch, what codes and standards do I need to abide by? Some safety sensors I research have: - Category 3 (EN ISO 13849) - Safety ...
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Ideal LC circuit decays over time in LTspice

I was trying to simulate a transformer without a load, and setting an initial condition to observe how the energy will flow from the primary to the secondary circuit. I realized that the energy will ...
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ADC oscillation problem with inductive load

ADC in question is onboard ATMega168 micro controller. Relevant parts of the circuit look like this: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Now I know AVCC is recommended ...
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PL-08N inductive sensor not turning off

I have one of these inductive sensors marked as PL-08N which should work within a 4-30VDC range and trigger at 8mm or less. I wired it as described below, with my ...
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Advice on choosing components for a flyback arrangement, for switching inductive loads fast

I have a bank of x6 MOSFETs (SUG90090E) connected in parallel, which I am using to switch a current of maximum 30A through a coil (resistance 1R and inductance 1mH), and am looking for some general ...
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What would happen if you accidentally casually put your apple watch on a wireless charger meant for phones or other higher power devices for hours? [closed]

What would happen if you accidentally, casually (because they're supposed to be so convenient!) put your apple watch on a wireless charger meant for phones or other higher power devices for hours? Or ...
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How to safely switch a big inductive load with a Triac using a capacitor snubber?

I am building a Spot Welder with a big powerful transformer. I have to switch a big inductive load of 70mH (input of a transformer) The switching will be done with an SSR (Opto Triac Zero crossing SSR-...
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WPT compensation topologies

I'm experimenting with compensation topologies for inductive WPT systems and have a small confusion. The general WPT industry uses compensation networks to cancel out reactive components in the ...
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Why does the voltage induced in the receiver coil of this WPT circuit decrease when a load is added (in parallel)?

The following is a circuit that wirelessly transfers power via inductive coupling. The circuit is supposed to power a 12 V 0.15 A DC fan and a typical smartphone, which requires 5 V DC across it. The ...
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What's causing the audible 7/8th rhythm in Qi chargers?

I have a wireless Qi charging system for my mobile phone. When I put the phone into the cradle it starts getting charged and I can hear a very quiet noise coming from the arrangement. Other ...
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Inductive loading in ADSL lines?

I have read that a significant drawback of telephone lines, one that makes difficult fast digital data transmission is the fact that they are inductively loaded. Now in telephone ADSL lines, are these ...
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IGBT destroyed. Help me identify any potential problems

I am trying to build an inductive oven control (for temperatures up to 1500 C), that controls the temperature by turning on the the inductive oven on and off like a commercial inductive hotplate. ...
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How does electromagnetism factor into inductively coupled RFID systems

LF and HF RFID systems use inductive coupling to supply the tag with power. UHF RFID systems use antennas to send electromagnetic waves, the power supplied to the tag comes from the transmitted ...
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Controlling a spark plug using 555 IC

I built a circuit for ignition system using MOSFET, 555, ignition coil (specs unknown, but current rating is more than 2 A and less than 10 A), SMPS (12 V, 10 A for powering the the whole circuit.) ...
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Protecting a power supply from inductive load

I recently got a PeakTech 6225A power supply for my hobby of making/"tinkering"/messing around. I get many parts that I want power separately to diagnose them. I also get a lot of electromotors and ...
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How to spec out a relay correctly

I have a load that I am trying to switch with a relay. The load to the relay is an autotransformer. The wiper output of the autotransformer is (2) 120:30 step down transformers with each having 150W ...
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Inductive Charging 2 layer coil transfer to 1 layer receiver. Any issues?

I am looking to incorporate a inductive charging mechanism into a project I’m working on. On the receiving side I only have room for a single layer coil design. For my transfer side I have more ...
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Can every voltage source accept fly-back diode's current?

A diode is used parallel to the motor (or inductive load) in order to prevent damage to the switch because of back-emf voltage. Now, that back-emf voltage actually produces a current and by using a ...
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Inductive proximity sensor and target design

I am thinking of using the LDC1612 by TI to sense position over a 0 to 10mm range with an accuracy better than 100nm. I have been told this is possible by a TI engineer. However, my question concerns ...